Japanese banks in trouble

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  1. Meldrew2

    Meldrew2 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Following the problems with Lehmann Bros and in the sub-prime lending market in America and the run on Northern Rock, HBOS and Bradford & Bingley in the UK, uncertainty has now hit Japan.

    In the last 7 days Origami Bank has folded, Sumo Bank has gone belly up and Bonsai Bank announced plans to cut some of its branches.

    Yesterday, it was announced that Karaoke Bank is up for sale and will likely go for a song, while today shares in Kamikaze Bank were suspended after they nose-dived.

    While Samurai Bank is soldiering on following sharp cutbacks, Ninja Bank is reported to have taken a hit, but they remain in the black.

    Furthermore, 500 staff at Karate Bank got the chop and analysts report that there is something fishy going on at Sushi Bank where it is feared that staff may get a raw deal.

    :bannana: :bannana: :bannana: :bannana: :bannana: :bannana:
     
  2. Shude

    Shude MB Club Veteran

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    I'm sure I heard that lot on Terry Wogan a few days ago! :)

    Quite funny :)
     
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    I'd laugh but i work in the banking industry and although my job is safe (for now!) a few of my colleagues have been made redundant due to the slow down in business.

    I reckon the Xmas sales will have to start in October because thats the only business people will be doing!
     
  4. AbbieCadabra

    AbbieCadabra Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    ooh! i only just stopped myself from reciting all that to hubby as actual NEWS! :eek: :D
     

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